STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Domaine du Colombier is a thoroughly family affair. It sprang into life in 1887 and still continues under the stewardship of the Mothe family. This traditional Chablis house owns 55 ha of vineyards from which they craft some truly thrilling examples of Chablis. It is not surprising that this Domaine produces the Berry Bros. house label Chablis. Read more.
This indulgent wine, of which 20% was matured in French barrels, has glorious white flower aromas with notes of citrus, honey and of course an intense flintiness. The oak is not evident on the nose. The palate is intense with a wonderful texture, vibrancy and of course incredible length. This is racy, thrilling and exactly how a great Grand Cru Chablis should present.
Awards & Press Reviews
"Chablis Grand Cru is arguably the most under-rated of all classic Grand Cru white Burgundies. Piercing limestone acidity, laden with beautifully rich generous golden fruit; it’s a wine that’s quite surprising as one wouldn’t expect such richness from such a cool climate wine, this is where the perfect siting & aspect of Grand Cru Vineyards (such as Bougros) comes into play, maximising sun light hours elevates the fruit concentration & overall depth and quality." Tim Atkin 92 Points
"Honeyed yet dry, with racy minerality and tremendous depth and length. Layers of flavours peel away gradually to reveal more and more as the wine opens up in your glass. Grand cru vineyards in Chbalis are the best exposed to the sun and you really taste extra ripeness and richness here. In terms of very serious white Burgundy, this is something of a bargain. It's not something I can often say of a wine at this price, but it tastes dearer than costs." Tom Doorley, The Irish Mail, 20/12/20
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